EDUC2136

Specialist Studies in Drama 1

10 Units

In this course students will consider the role and value of Drama education; lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum; course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Drama; the literacy and numeracy demands of Drama as an area of study; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools. Students will also be introduced to drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. Articulate role and value of Drama education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks appropriate for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum.
  3. Support the literacy and numeracy needs of students studying Drama.
  4. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Drama classroom.
  5. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama.
  6. Articulate current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools.
  7. Engage in Drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.
Content
  • The principles and practices of teaching and learning Drama in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of Drama education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum.

  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Drama.

  • The literacy and numeracy demands of Drama as an area of study.

  • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Drama classroom.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama.

  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools.

  • Drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.
Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EDUC2101
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Minor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an essay on pedagogical or curriculum issues related to Drama education.
  • Projects - Major Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2136

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